دین اور سیاست کا تعلق

دین اور سیاست کا آپس میں کیا تعلق ہے ۔ ’جدا ہو دیں سیاست سے تو رہ جاتی ہے چنگیزی‘ اقبال کی روشنی میں جواب دیں؟

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Appointment Of A Successor By The Khalifah

I have just read this writing. Difference between Khilafah and Malookiyyah. Three questions are popping up in my mind.

One, if Mulookiyyat means the system that is based on "transferring" authority to sons, then, Syedna Ali should be called as the pioneer of Mulookiyyat instead of Syedna Muawiyah because he, first, transferred the authority to his son Syedna Hasan?

Two, if Mulookiyyat means the system that is based on "receiving" authority from father, then, Syedna Hassan should be called as the poineer of Mulookiyyat instead of Syedna Yazeed because he, first, inherited the authority from his father Syedna Ali?

Three, what if a going ruler tries to transfer the authority smoothly in his life just to make sure the nation does not have to be ruler-less at the time of election so as to save the nation from possible disruption and differences?

(Here I am using "Syedna" for Yazeed too as I do not want to disrespect anyone before being enlightened about all).

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Political Power

I sometimes read your websites for understanding, yet I afraid I cannot help to say that your associate answers on certain caliph issues after Hadrat Ali (ra) is quite contrary to the history lessons I read in the famous books. My questions follow: Does power when assumed by someone itself is the criteria of right or wrong? Does power of Ommayyeds and the founder of the dynasty necessarily curtails the man who is brought up in prophetic traditions, from childhood, even without giving him any divinely inspired role? Is Islam nothing but an extension of political power and without it, it is simply collapsed, as a non-entity? Does anyone who grasps power is now the ultimate source of inspiration as ulul amr, ideally with consultation, practically without just like communist leaders of bygone days of soviet union?

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Who Speaks For Islam?

Who Speaks for Islam in this Era? Islam addresses the whole world and we today do not know the political aspect of Islam. The scholars who speak about the political aspect on Islam make me feel so much aggrieved. They always or mostly in one way or other teach us to become rebellious or to revolt against our corrupt leaders without mentioning the criteria as how to judge them to be corrupt. I always have found this view conflicting with traditions narrated in the Hadith books. The situation in the Arab world from today is one present example which is not more than a revolt against the leaders. Amazingly if the leaders try to resist, the rebels is considered guilty of killing, murder and tyranny but being rebellious is never considered a crime in most of the cases according to the most of the youth of the Muslims. Who really speaks for Islam? What is the view of Islam on revolting against the Leaders? If there is a right for the Leader then one should not forget the fact that the leader should be a leader in its complete sense. Who gives the rebels the right to speak that if people rebel against a leader he should not resist against the rebels? We Muslims were never in a state where we were united on one leader in any country. Why we always speak about our leaders and to revolt against them and then put ourselves behind bars or face injuries and loose our loved ones and then claim our leaders to be ruthless? Are not these we ourselves who inflict ourselves with this by revolting and making our selves killed?

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Implementation Of The Sharia’h In Pakistan

Our religious scholars frequently issue a statement that the whole Pakistani population of 150 million desire an Islamic system. Is it not an exaggeration, definitely not based on reality? What is the moral standing of this statement?

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Political Insight Of Women In Early Islam

In your response to the question entitled Women's Role in Political Affairs in Early Islam you have conclude that the women at "the time of the Holy Prophet (sws) were not politically aware." If Hazrat Ayesha (rta) could travel to fight a war to make sure that the assassins of Hazrat Usman (rta) were punished she must had played a role earlier when opposition between caliphate and Alids surfaced. Why is that not a possibility?

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Women’s Role In Political Affairs In Early Islam

During the selection of the Rashidoon Caliphs, were the wives of the Prophet (sws) consulted or not? If not, than why women demand the right to vote in an Islamic country?

There is a verse in the Qur'an regarding the Companions of the prophet (sws) that reads: "they are gentle amongst themselves but harsh towards the enemies". But the history says that the Companions have been fighting amongst themselves i.e. Hazrat Ali (rta) and Hazrat Mu'awiya (rta). Since the Qur'an can never be wrong there must be a problem with the history.
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Isn’t Democracy Against The Islamic Way Of Ruling?

In your earlier response, you wrote that Democracy is the recommended way of Islamic ruling according to the Quran. However, in yet another place, you wrote that a ruler is obliged to rule by Shariah otherwise he will be guilty of kufr. My question is, how will a ruler rule both by Shariah and also accept Democracy when the citizens of the country have no regard for Islamic values?

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Responsibility To Establish Islamic Political System

Mr. Ghamdi is hard at work, trying to promote Religious Darwinism. His total argument is “offer prayer, keep fast, pay zakah, do hujj and remember Allah. Do not try to establish or do not strive for an Islamic socio political economic system, but if it happens by itself then it is well and good.” This is a term like Darwin Theory of evolution that says: “Let things happen as they are happening and Islamic state may come in existence through evolution. We really do not have to interfere with social evolutionary process.” As if Mr. Iblees is sitting dormant or as if all the Socio political economic systems that have ruled the parts of the world in the past or in present came into existence on their own. It is to suppose that all the unbelievers who are milat-e wahida (singe community) will allow this natural evolution of Islamic Socio Economic Political system to happen on its own. To me this is flawed logic, basically telling the Muslims all we are required to do is to do our rituals and If Islamic state will come into existence by natural evolution then well and good, else just be it.

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Islam And Democracy

Is democracy totally incongruent to Islam? On what grounds democracy and Islam can be shown to be equal and on which grounds these are mutually exclusive? I believe that democracy is the system of West whereas khilafat is the system of Islam. Democracy on the contrary, is based on the principle of "sovereignty of the people" as is evident from its very definition. Suppose if the parliament legalizes the consumption of alcohol we can’t stop them in a true democracy. But in Islam, we cannot allow the parliament to repeal any of the Islamic injunctions. This means that we are denying the foundational principles of democracy.

Another difference between the two systems is that democracy works on the principle that majority view has to prevail. Whereas in Islam we have Shoora which implies consensus within limits of the Qur’an and sunnah.
What is the use of finding democracy in Islam? Isn’t Islam itself is a perfect religion? Why do we have to show it compatible or equalling to democracy?
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On Appointment Of The First Caliph

Several ahadith approve Ali's (rta) khilafat. Abu Bakar's (rta) khilafat was either an accident or deliberation. And in the light of the above; was he a true khalifah al-Rasool? Was Muawiya's decision to appoint Yazid as his successor, legitimate especially in the presence of Hussayn?

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مذہب اور سیاست

کسی معاشرے میں مذہب اور سیاست کے درمیان تعلق کیا اہمیت رکھتا ہے؟ بالخصوص پاکستان جیسے معاشرے میں جہاں اکثریت مسلمانوں کی ہے ۔کیا اپنے داخلی اور خارجی مسائل کے حل پانے کے لیے ہمارے لیے ضروری ہے کہ ہم مذہب اور سیاست کو ساتھ ساتھ لے کر چلیں؟ کیا قرآن ایسے کسی تعلق کی تائید کرتا ہے ؟

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